Campus Access

lamppost on path leading to lake waban, surrounded by fall foliage

Wellesley College grounds and pathways are open to our neighbors.

Restrictions remain on the paths around Lake Waban.

The paths on Wellesley College property along Lake Waban are open. However, the Hunnewells informed the College and the Town that they will not be reopening their portion of the lake path to the public. This closed section extends from the closed gate behind the President’s house and along the southern shoreline to the closed gate at Pond Road. As a result, visitors will not be able to complete a loop of the lake and should adjust their walking plans accordingly.

Wellesley College requires all dogs to be leashed. 

Wellesley College requires dogs to be leashed at all times. Having dogs under voice control is not permitted.

There is no public access to campus buildings or restrooms. 

Campus buildings are closed to the general public and will require swipe access where available. However, members of the College community may invite guests into buildings. In addition, events (such as lectures, performances, or competitions) may be designated as open to the public, and public-facing facilities (such as the Davis Museum, Bookstore, Global Flora, and the Office of Admissions) may be open at specified hours. It is strongly encouraged that all visitors entering buildings are up-to-date on their COVID vaccinations. Masking is optional for visitors on campus.

Campus visitors may only park in the Distribution Center Lot #2.

Parking is limited, so we recommend that visitors walk to campus to the extent possible. Please review this map or locate the lot via Google. A limited number of spots are available for campus visitors, and availability may depend on athletic games and other activities taking place on campus. If you are coming to campus for an event, please check with event organizers regarding parking recommendations.

Cars without parking stickers that are parked in other areas, including at Cheever House by the Sudbury Aqueduct, Waban House, French House, the Wellesley College Club overflow lot, or the Nehoiden Golf Course along Dover Road, and cars in unauthorized spots along Rte. 16 and Rte. 135 may be subject to ticketing and towing by the College or by the Town of Wellesley.